If you’re a fan of speculative fiction, you must read N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy. After devouring the first book, I finished the second and third books and am still catching my breath. These Hugo-winning novels are a feat of wonder, sorrow, and delight, from the elegant, powerful language to the awe-inspiring craft. And […]
Great news! Three of my poems, “The Threshold Machine,” “The River Beckons,” and “To My Daughter,” will be published in the Autumn 2018 issue of Illumen magazine! Illumen is a print journal of speculative poetry, which publisher Alban Lake defines as “the application of imagination to reality.” Comprising science fiction, fantasy, folklore, myth, surrealism, horror, […]
I know most of the country is still getting blasted by winter, but here in New Orleans, spring is awakening. (It’ll be summer in about 24 hours, so enjoying it while it lasts!)
We so rarely get snow or ice in New Orleans, I compiled evidence of this January’s effects on the back yard. Most of my plants died, except for the little satsuma tree!
For the second year in a row, the Louisiana/Mississippi chapter of SCBWI knocked it outta the park! This is one of the best kidlit conferences I’ve attended, and I’ve been to a few. I tend to prefer regional conferences for the intimacy and depth of focus, not to mention the community building, and this one delivered. […]